According to French outlet Le10sport, Tanguy NDombele might be a Tottenham player next season. Firing up the Google translate machine, and talking to a friend who speaks French, Le10 are reporting that Tottenham are among 4 teams willing to pay Lyon what they are demanding for the midfielder, along with PSG, Juventus, and Manchester City.
While the other three are obviously a cut above Spurs in terms of money, according to Le10, Spurs have 2 things going for them in their pursuit of NDombele: First, he wants to make the French squad for Euro 2020 and only Spurs can guarantee playing time. Second, he likes Pochettino’s style of play. Nonetheless, Le10 says his heart is with PSG or Juventus, but Spurs have a chance and his decision is coming soon.
After striking out at signing a replacement for Mousa Dembele last season, Spurs are in desperate need of a midfielder who can win the ball, resist the press, and advance the ball up the pitch. NDombele demonstrated this season that he can do just that. Per Statsbomb, he was an absolute wrecking ball this season for Lyon:
NDombele was key to Lyon’s victory over Manchester City in the Champions League group stages and led them to the knockout round this season, and has them on track to make Champions League again this season. He’d slot right into Spurs midfield and would fix one of the massive weaknesses of the team this season.
This one still feels like a long shot but also this season I watched VAR send Spurs into the Champions League semifinal and this morning I watched Brighton and Huddersfield potentially save Spurs’ season and ability to recruit a guy like NDombele. Why not let the good times roll.